September, 2019
Community Connect Newsletter
Welcome Back!
We are excited and enthusiastic in welcoming you back for the 2019-2020 school year! I sincerely hope all of you had a great summer and are now prepared to have your best year school year yet. It is an exciting time as we not only welcome our students and families to the new school year, but we also have some exciting new programs and administrative personnel changes that will give our schools a new look!  

In addition to our regular education programming which offers many opportunities 4K-12, we now operate two Charter Schools: Maple Park Charter School, located at Star Center services K-8 students, while New Visions Charter School operates out of Badger High School. Both of these charter schools offer curriculum in combinations of on-line and in the building learning opportunities. In addition, we are very excited to begin a preschool program in the district. Information on all programs can be found on our website or by calling the district office.

Administrative personnel changes have taken place at Badger High School, Eastview Elementary and the District Office. At Badger, Ms. Jenny Straus takes over as Interim Principal as Mr. Russ Tronsen has left the district to take a similar position in Beaver Dam, WI. Former science teacher, Ms. Katie Stanton is now serving as an Assistant Principal at Badger. Ms. Erin Zigler has become the new principal at Eastview Elementary, replacing Ms. Tami Martin. She joins us after serving as Principal at Randall School for the past five years. We also have a new Business Manager, Mr. George Chironis who is replacing Mr. Warren Flitcroft. We have high expectations and tremendous confidence in our new administrators and wish them well in their new positions.

In conclusion, we are prepared to offer our students the best education possible during the 2019-2020 school year. We hope our students and families take full advantage of everything our schools have to offer!

Dr. James Gottinger
Welcome New Teachers!
  • McKenna Gruling - Early Childhood and Special Education: Star Center and Central-Denison
  • Taylor Girard - Occupational Therapist - Star Center
  • Marsha Farmer - 1st grade - Star Center
  • Lisa Stanton - 4K - Star Center and Central-Denison
  • Trischia Burdt - Special Education - BHS
  • Jamie Lutz - Family and Consumer Science - BHS
  • Chelsea Miller - Science - BHS
  • Not pictured - Cheryl Naber - Special Education - BHS
Straus Named Interim Principal at Badger High School
“Better never stops,” is the long-term vision for Badger High School’s Interim Principal, Jenny Straus, who will lead Badger after the departure of Russ Tronsen. Straus, who served for 10 years as associate principal prior to her appointment as principal, promises to “continue to grow our educational community’s capacity to bring real-world career and college opportunities to students.” 
Zigler Named Eastview Principal
Erin Zigler has been named Eastview Elementary School Principal by the Lake Geneva Jt. #1 Board of Education. “I am pleased and excited to announce the hiring of Mrs. Erin Zigler as Principal at Eastview Elementary,” said Dr. Jim Gottinger, Superintendent.

Mrs. Zigler has twenty-one years of experience in education with the last six serving in the role as Principal at Randall School in Twin Lakes, WI. She replaces Tami Martin who resigned.
Badger Cross Country Members Buddy Up with Central-Denison Team
The Central-Denison Elementary Cross Country team managed to get in some strides as they trained with some help from their running buddies on the Badger Cross Country team!
Elementary School
All smiles to begin the 2019-2020 school year at Central-Denison Elementary. Follow them on Facebook for more photos and information!
Stanton Named Interim Associate Principal at Badger High School

Katherine Stanton was named Interim Associate Principal at Badger High School at the August meeting of the Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS Board of Education. Stanton has been a science teacher at Badger since 2011. She previously taught at Oak Creek High School after earning her degree from University of Wisconsin. Stanton earned her Master’s in Educational Administration from Concordia University and, for the past five years, has been Summer School Principal at Badger. She fills the position vacated by the promotion of Jenny Straus to Interim Principal. 
Eastview Elementary School
Eastview Elementary students are SOARing into the school year. Follow Eastview on Facebook for photos and information!
Star Center Elementary
Star Center Elementary has had a bright start to the 2019 - 2020 school year. Follow them on Facebook for more photos and information!
Welcome to Badger, Officer Theon Ward!
Officer Theon Ward will assume the role of School Resource Officer at Badger High School this year.
Lake Geneva
Middle School
Students in Lake House have been working together in science lab using the scientific method to solve problems, and they are measuring using metric units. Follow LGMS on Facebook for more photos and information!
Badger Community Education
Fall classes are out! It is our hope that you find a class or two that is of interest to you and sign up!
Badger High School is Now on Instagram
Follow @badgerhs today!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 25, 2019 | No School
  • Teacher In-Service Day

November 27 - 29 | No School
  • Thanksgiving Break

December 13 | No School
  • Teacher In-Service Day

December 23 - January 3 | No School
  • Winter Break

January 6 | Classes Resume

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